Be careful for jellyfish killjoys at Rushikonda seashore subsequent time | Visakhapatnam Information

VISAKHAPATNAM: Guests at Rushikonda seashore would have a tough time within the coming days as they must take care of some undesirable guests – the jellyfish. The growing variety of jellyfish on the seashore is posing menace to tourism as individuals hesitate to enterprise into the ocean for pleasure rides on water bikes, kayaks or scuba diving.
Scuba divers discovered the presence of jellyfish on the seashore whereas they had been giving coaching to college students. Jellyfish stings are normally innocent to people however trigger irritation and in a couple of instances, sting from a poisonous jellyfish may require medical care.
“ Right here, most of them are yellow jellyfish. Precisely two years in the past, Goa seashores had been invaded by jellyfish swarms and round 90 individuals had been stung at numerous seashores in 48 hours,” a scuba diver, Balarama Naidu, informed TOI. He stated jellyfish stings could cause a extreme allergic response often called anaphylaxis. Round 150 million persons are stung by them every year throughout globe.
He stated scuba divers have discovered yellow jellyfish swarms in current occasions. Yellow jellyfish are much less harmful than Australian field jellyfish. Their growing numbers have been attributed to sea warming and elevated air pollution. Jellyfish bloom was reported off the coast of Visakhapatnam for first time in 2018. Round three to 5 thousand individuals go to Rushikonda seashore day-after-day on a median and it could be greater than 10,000 on weekends or vacationer season. Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa and Mumbai seashores spot jellyfish bloom post-monsoon. Nonetheless, there are jellyfish invasions all year long. “The rise in numbers of jellyfish signifies discount in fish inhabitants. Jellyfish swarms additionally harm fishing nets. Jellyfish inhabitants is at its peak between September to January which means monsoon season to non-monsoon season,” a researcher, P Srinivasa Rao, stated.

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